Pericoronitis: Prevention and Complications

Prevention Tips

You can help to prevent pericoronitis by practicing good oral hygiene on any erupting wisdom tooth to make sure that food particles and germs do not accumulate under the gums.

Watch Out

Discharge of pus from the gums which results in bad smell.

When to See Doctor

Consult a doctor if you experience symptoms like:
  • Tooth, jaw, and cheek are swollen and painful
  • Difficulty in opening the jaw
  • Bad smell from the mouth

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